The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stated that he does not think conversations between leaders of independent countries should be made public.
"Because there's geopolitics, there are plans, and so on," Zelenskyy explained at his solo press-conference following his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in New York.
"But I'm not scared of this at all, you can see it yourselves," he added.
He said that he, however, thought that only the U.S. side of the chat would be published.
Asked how he feels about being in the center of an American scandal, Zelenskyy said "very calm."
"I don't want to offend any American citizens... If I'm really popular here, that's nice, but that's it. I don't want to just be popular, I want to be useful to Ukraine," the Ukrainian president told journalists.
Answering the question on his September 24 meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Zelenskyy said that the foreign minister expressed his "strong desire" for an end of the "war in the Donbas" to him.
"I said: 'please, our side... we're doing everything. This is our country, our land. If you're ready, then ok, let's end the war. Return our territories to us, exchange people'," Zelenskyy recalled the conversation in his own words.
Asked by Hromadske journalists whether he told the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Rouslan Riaboshapka, to investigate the Biden case specifically, Zelenskyy said "no."
"I believe in Riaboshapka's [capability] of resolving all the big cases – that's what I meant."
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/By Maria Romanenko